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The complex interplay of sex allocation and sexual selection

Booksmythe, Isobel; Schwanz, Lisa; Kokko, Hanna


It is well recognized that sex allocation strategies can be influenced by sexual selection, when females adjust offspring sex ratios in response to their mates' attractiveness. Yet the reciprocal influence of strategic sex allocation on processes of sexual selection has only recently been revealed. Recent theoretical work demonstrates that sex allocation weakens selection for female preferences, leading to the decline of male traits. However, these results have been derived assuming that...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Evolution
DOI: 10.1111/evo.12003


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